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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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$30.00*
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Nairobi National Park Elephant Orphanage Giraffe...
Ranked #1 of 86 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT. The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild.
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Fun hour with the baby elephants! I was pleasantly surprised by the experience.
Worth a stop if you're in the the area.

Thank travelmomSanJose
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We arrived close to 11:00am when they feed milk to the baby elephants. It was a joy to watch the elephants eating and then playing with each other in the red mud. There was another feeding at 12:00 with a different group of elephants. You can adopt an elephant for $50/ year.

1  Thank Renata K
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

This wonderful opportunity to see the baby elephants and support the conservation work of the center is only available for 1 hour each day. On our only day to visit, we got up late and almost missed it. I was thrilled to be able to visit for the few minutes that remained, to go to Nairobi without visiting the Wildlife Trust would be a shame.

1  Thank T7getsaround
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

It is open for 1hr. All you do is look at small elephants go around in a circle, while you stand behind a rope. Truly very useless and expensive. Not worth the trip. The giraffe center is much better.

5  Thank Rafael T
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Basically all you see is a bunch of baby elephants in a small arena rolling around in mud and drinking milk. Meanwhile a guy yells on a megaphone about how they run he orphanage. Though it's informational it felt very much like visiting a zoo. I have been to many other elephant orphanages were you see the elephants in more natural settings. This just felt sterile and like a paid elephant show. They demand a compulsory donation upon entry and have plenty of opportunities to ask you for money. I appreciate they need to raise money but honestly just set a ticket price, don't fake a compulsory donation. And don't display elephants like a circus - it feels like you are exploiting orphans to raise money. Simply the worst elephant orphanage I have ever seen and I have seen many.

1  Thank kt-like-food-yum
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